Diet/Exercise Update

Thursday, June 21, 2012
I feel silly posting about this but several of you have asked me to keep you updated...As for that diet, it was tough.  I followed it to the letter for 10 days and then did a modified version for the last 4-5 days. And I really did not lose any significant weight.  I had been down 3 pounds at one point but when I weighed myself at the end, I was the same.  I was terribly disappointed in that because it was very hard work.  However, I did lose inches for sure.  My stomach is much flatter and my clothes fit completely differently.  I can now wear some shorts/jeans that were too tight a few weeks ago so I guess that is more important than the numbers on the scale.

I am not sure how I feel about the diet.  It did have many good sides.  My skin is really good right now (not sure it will last).  A friend even complimented how good my skin looked and asked me what i was doing.  The whites of my eyes are brighter.  I think the diet was very cleansing.  While I was doing it, my dark circles under were gone (they are back a bit).  So, overall I am sure eating raw and vegan for 10 days was good for me.  It made me very disciplined. I learned a lot and will continue with some of the recipes and smoothies.  It changed my body quickly to make me and keep me motivated to lose weight and get in shape.



My confidence is up regarding my body too.  I bought (on sale) and wore these strapless dresses which I would not have done 3 weeks ago.  In fact, I never wore strapless until last week!

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This one is my favorite...LOVE it!

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And this one is so cute and comfy for running around!

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But the biggest change is that I am working out a lot.  I am doing step aerobics at home and weights at the gym.  Yesterday, I lifted over 7,000 lbs which for a little weakling like me is good. I did a Zumba class (I am so not a dancer!). Surprisingly, I am enjoying exercising and really enjoying the changes I see in my body.  I am getting fit and toned.  So, I think the reason the scale did not move is that I am gaining muscle which I needed to do.  At least I hope that is the case.




22 comments:

  1. Good for you, Kim! That would have been a looong 10 days for me!

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    1. Olivia...it was such a LOOONNNG 10 days. I hated most of it too.

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  2. Rock it out Kim!
    I started Raspberry Ketones and have not noticed a difference.
    I am cutting out refined carbs (not sure if that's the word but breads, crackers, pita chips, pasta, etc). I know for a fact that will help me shed my 5 pounds that I want to lose. It sounds so vain, but 5 pounds is a big deal for me!
    Glad you are wearing strapless dresses! It opens a whole new world.

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    1. Those refined carbs go right to my butt and thighs! I think you will notice a difference quickly. :)

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  3. yay you! that's awesome and I LOVE your taste - all three dresses are adorable.

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  4. you're awesome!!
    i've always been inspired with your discipline!!

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  5. Kim you are gonna LOVE Zumba!! I have been in it for a couple of months and I definitely see the inches! I met one an old classmate and she was always on the "heavy" side and she looked AMAZING!! She had been in ZUMBA since Nov 2011 and the pounds fell off. Of course, her eating habits changed as well. It was a joy to listen to the testimonies of my ZUMBA-MATES who ALL say they have NEVER had so much fun "losing weight"! I LOVE the INSTRUCTOR and it's such an encouraging group of ladies that I take the class with! I look forward to Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays! I usually start the class @ 5:30 and stay until 8:00!! I even got my 22yr old to join me! She thought it was just a "cutesy dance" class for OLD LADIES!!! Ha!!! Mommay showed her up!! We have ALL age ladies, in a different array of sizes. They are there for many reasons but we all have one goal in mind! TO STAY FIT~~I have fit in pants that I had banished to the "ain't gon' happen" pile!! I like seeing how my body is responding, how my eathing habits has changed and how much more energy I have. I even come home thru the door dancing! I splurged and bought me a pair of COWBOY BOOTS that were begging to be worn w/a cute spaghetti strap summer dress! I hadnt' ventured to strapless yet, you gotta have BOOBS to hold something like that up! Now that's a WHOLE OTHER POST and not to mention a whole lot more money!!!

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    1. I am so glad that you are having so much fun ding Zumba!!!!!! That is awesome. When you workout,you do eat healthier too, right? I bet you look fabulous in your cowboy boots and dress!!!!

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  6. Well good for you, I am so impressed!! I really need to get my butt in gear and you are inspiring me......keep up the great job, its not easy but I find once you get into the groove....you start feeling really good about how you look and feel and it does get easier! Love the dresses too!

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    1. Just do it Tina. I do feel tons better.

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  7. Kim, that's great, keep it up! Seeing/feeling the results is a GREAT motivation!:)
    I really like that first dress in the pink/orange especially but my size isn't available.
    Have a great weekend, enjoy your new body confidence and yay to lifting 7,000lbs, wow, go girl!
    xo

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    1. Lori---the orange and pink dress is really cute!!! I almost bought it but they run a tad big (I needed an XS) and they did not have that in the store either. You have a great weekend too.

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  8. Thank you for sharing, Kim! This is the second inspiring get-fit post I've read today. Did you see Paige's daughter over at simple thoughts? She looks awesome, and I am sure you do, too, if you are into strapless dresses! Yay hooray!

    Might dangle that chevron maxi dress in the two blues as a reward to finally get to my goal weight. GAH! Thanks for the motivation!

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    1. Jeannine...I hope we have inspired you. Let me know if you get that dress. it is suer comfy and cute on.

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  9. I agree, I bet you did not see the scale change due to muscle!!! So proud of you, not sure I could survive it!!:) Or should I say my family, I would be very cranky by the evening!!!

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    1. Yes Paige...one of the reasons I modified the diet is that I was not being vey nice t my family. That was really hard. I felt terribly guilty.

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  10. Great job! I am so proud of you for sticking to it, as it sounds like a tough diet.

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  11. Woohoo -- great job!!! I try to run (short distances!) 4 or 5 times a week, but really need to cut out the snacking and lift some weights! Goodbye flabby arms!! :)

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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